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American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at BAM

Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAM)

brooklyn Fri, Dec 12, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

American Ballet Theatre offers the final performances ever in New York City of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed The Nutcracker when it concludes its five-year engagement at BAM this December. Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents The Knickerbocker Suite

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

Manhattan Fri, Dec 12, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like "The Land of Snow" are transformed into a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in ...

I See You

Flea Theater

Manhattan Fri, Nov 07, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?“I See You is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse – which ...

The Asphalt Christmas

Theatre Row

Manhattan Thu, Dec 04, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Gracye Productions will bring back THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS, the campy parody of all those wretched 40s and 50s Christmas films you watched as a kid. Author Todd Michael said “THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS is The Bells of St. Mary’s meets The Exorcist meets Going My Way with The Singing Nun ...

Olive Pressing Workshop

Jewish Children's Museum

brooklyn Sun, Nov 30, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Pick…press…pour…and explore the story of Chanukah!In this hands-on workshop, visitors will learn how olive oil is made, using methods that have been around since Temple times. Participants choose the choicest olives, extract the oil, and finally light a Chanukah menorah using their hand-made wicks and freshly produced oil. 

LEGAL: Brazilian Street Art by Nick Alive, Branco, Gen Duarte, Tikka and Vermelho

Porter Contemporary

brooklyn Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Porter Contemporary presents LEGAL, an exhibition of five Brazilian artists in DUMBO from November 21 through December 21. The exhibition will include the New York debut of works from Nick Alive, Branco, Gen Duarte, Tikka and Vermelho whose combined works bring the color and urban influences of Brazil to Brooklyn.

Turnstiles, Work by NYC Artists

Porter Contemporary

brooklyn Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Turnstiles: A Focus on Our NYC Based ArtistsJennie Barrese, Jason Bryant, Natsuko Hattori, Amy Hill, Elizabeth Knowles, Jennifer Murray and Catherine Tafur  

Cristina Vergano The Laws of Attraction

Woodward Gallery

Manhattan Sat, Nov 01, 2014, 6:00 pm - Sun, Dec 21, 2014, 5:00 pm

Cristina Vergano's painted subjects are wildlife animals engaged in a turbulent, heroic struggle against the forces that confront us.The fight is a vital expression of passion, the essence of life itself.

Guglielmo Achille Cavellini: Centennial Exhibition Opening Reception


Manhattan Wed, Nov 05, 2014 - Sun, Dec 21, 2014

LYNCH THAM is pleased to present select carbon works by the celebrated Italian artist Guglielmo Achille Cavellini. This year 2014 is an important marker in Cavellini's career as art institutions across Europe and the United States celebrate the centenary of his birth. The exhibition at LYNCH THAM includes Cavellini's ontological ...

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah

Grand Army Plaza and Pulitzer Fountain

Manhattan Tue, Dec 16, 2014 - Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel) to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights. Saturday's lighting starts at 8:30pm, when the Sabbath ends.

Chanukah Art Festival

Jewish Children's Museum

brooklyn Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - Wed, Dec 24, 2014

It’s a Chanukah art experience for all ages at the Jewish Children’s Museum!“From Soil to Oil” - join in an interactive olive pressing workshop, customize a Donut , watch a fruit carver create edible masterpieces, try out different stained glass techniques, meet Judah Maccabee, design your own artistic tile to ...

KWANZAA 2014: Our Brightest Lights

American Museum of Natural History

Manhattan Sat, Dec 27, 2014, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Savion Glover’s resume includes a Broadway debut at age ten, a Tony nomination at 15 (he won seven years later), four years on Sesame Street, and a PBS special at the White House.